Fighter Blacked Out Before Fight at UFC 175

The fight between heavyweights Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione was called off after Struve fainted in his locker room Saturday night before UFC 175. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported that the 26 year old Struve, who was diagnosed  with a bicuspid aortic valve – a rare heart disorder that disrupts blood flow, was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. He had received...
Via Ring Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 175 Fighter Salaries, Attendance & Gate

(Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sport) Chris Weidman left Vegas last night still in possession of the UFC’s middleweight belt, and also earned a cool half a mili. Here are the paydays for UFC 175 participants, as first reported by MMA Junkie.  Matt Mitrione and Stefan Struve also were paid their show and win payments despite […]
Via MMA Manifesto
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve, Matt Mitrione And Dana White React To Fight Cancellation

Last night’s UFC 175 main card heavyweight fight between Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione was cancelled while the show was already underway after the ‘Skyscraper’ passed out backstage. For any fighter that would be a cause for concern, but it was moreso in Struve’s case since he was returning to the Octagon for the first time since being diagnosed with a heart condition last...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Pays Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrone Despite Canceled UFC 175 Fight

There’s nothing like getting paid for doing nothing. Sure Stefan Struve (pictured) and Matt Mitrone would have preferred to fight each other Saturday at UFC 175, but leaving Las Vegas with your show and win money isn’t a bad consolation prize. Just minutes before the heavyweights were to take center stage, Struve, who was returning from a 14-month hiatus after undergoing surgery...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve Faints Backstage; Fight With Matt Matrione Cancelled

In a dramatic turn of events, heavyweight fighter Stefan Struve’s comeback at UFC 175 tonight against Matt Mitrione had to be cancelled at the last moment after he fainted backstage. “They thought it was a panic attack, and they hooked him up to the machine,” Dana White told reporters, “but they’re taking him to do more tests.” The incident is particularly troubling as...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve faints in locker room and has fight called off

Stefan Struve’s (pictured) 14-month hiatus from fighting will have to wait for another day, possibly, forever. Just minutes before the heavyweight was to fight Matt Mitrione at UFC 175, Struve fainted backstage and the bout has been canceled. “He was hyperventilating. They think it was a panic attack,” UFC president Dana White told media members sitting in press row. It was...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve pulled from UFC 175 after passing out prior to fight

The heavyweight fight between Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione has been cancelled and will not take place at UFC 175 on Saturday night.
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stefan Struve Has Panic Attack in Locker Room; UFC 175 Fight Canceled

Stefan Struve was scheduled to make his return tonight at UFC 175 but it has been reported that Struve just passed out in the locker room and he will no longer face Matt Mitrione. We will update you with more information as it becomes available. Update:  UFC President Dana White says, “He was hyperventilating. They think it was a panic attack, but we’re not risking it.” Here...
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve blacked out in locker room; fight called off

Stefan Struve blacked out and fainted in the locker room prior to his UFC 175 fight with Matt Mitrione in Las Vegas, leading the UFC to cancel the bout. “Stefan Struve blacked out in the locker room. He has elevated heart rate and is out of the fight. I’d never risk his health,” UFC boss […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve Makes Return To Octagon At UFC 175

LAS VEGAS — It has been a 16-month hiatus for UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (29-6) from the octagon. The man known as “Skyscraper” is a rising name in the heavyweight division, and now looks to make a run into title contention. At a UFC Fight Night in March 2013, Struve faced Mark Hunt, where he […]
Via Full Scale Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fight Wolff and Reno Ghost pick UFC 175

UFC 175 is almost here and just like any other fight card – everyone has an opinion. We suggest that you check out what everyone else has to say about the fights on this card before you read what is said here. The Fight Wolff and the Reno Ghost should always be your end all  be all when it comes to fight picks. I take that back. Your first impression should always be the end all...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 175 ‘Weidman vs. Machida’ weigh-in video replay

The Mandalay Bay Events Center will be the setting for not 1, not 2, but 22 UFC fights this weekend. We kick things off at 7 p.m. sharp with a champion versus champion bout when Legacy FC middleweight champ Bubba Bush takes on RFA 185 kingpin and TUF 17 alum Kevin ‘King’ Casey. Below you’ll find the full video replay, written results, and key quotes from the big four. “Obviously...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fight Wolff’s Dozen: My must see fights for the weekend

There is a lot of combat sports action this weekend with most of it centered around UFC’s International Fight Week. It starts with Lion Fight 16 on Friday. Then UFC 175 on Saturday, and concludes with their TUF 19 finale on Sunday. Add in the WSOF and their first network broadcast on NBC on Saturday and you have one great weekend of fights. The Lion Fight Card There really is not...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Stefan Struve

  (photo from dankos-unlmtd) Stefan Struve Vitals 6’11.5″ 255 lbs (Heavyweight) 84.5″ reach, Orthodox February 18, 1988 Record 25-6 (UFC: 9-4) Current Streak 1 straight loss Training Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Held Cage Gladiators World Heavyweight Champion: 2007-2008 Strengths - the tallest fighter in UFC history - 7-foot plus wingspan - very experienced […]
Via MMA Manifesto
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve Returns To Fight Matt Mitrione At UFC 175

Heavyweight fighter Stefan Struve was recently given the all-clear to continue fighting after being diagnosed with a heart condition last year and has now been lined up to fight Matt Mitrione at UFC 175. Struve last fought back in March of 2013, losing by third round TKO to Mark Hunt. In the summer doctor’s discovered that the ‘Skyscraper’ had both an enlarged heart and a...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve Returns From Heart Condition to Meet Matt Mitrione at UFC 175

Stefan Struve (pictured) was hellbent on making it happen, and the heavyweight’s wish will come true at UFC 175. On Wednesday night, it was announced Struve will make his return from severe heart issues to meet Matt Mitrione in the July 5 event. In August, Struve was diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. After months of running extensive tests on his ticker...
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve Back Training In America

Heavyweight fighter Stefan Struve has recently been cleared to begin training again after heart issues kept him out of competition for over a year.  Struve made the trip to Los Angeles to train with retired European kickboxing star Antoni Hardonk as he prepares to make his comeback to the UFC.  I’m a big fan of The Skyscraper but my real concern with him is how many concussions...
Via Tito Couture
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Luke Barnatt And Stefan Struve Soak In The Sun At Fight Week

Seems like everyone in Abu Dhabi who is involved with the UFC but not fighting this Friday is by the pool working on their tan.  Can’t blame these two Europeans though as they don’t get very many days like this where they’re from.  Got to be weird for Barnatt who is 6’6″ being the shorter guy in the duo to seven footer Stefan Struve though as these two must be easy to...
Via Tito Couture
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve Is Back On The Mat!

It has been a tough year for The Skyscraper but through all of the ups and downs Struve looks to be doing well and is seen here back on the mat! Of course staying healthy is the most important thing anyone can do but from the point of view of a selfish MMA fan, I hope the heavyweight beast is able to grace the Octagon again down the road. All the best to Stefan! Watch all fighter...
Via Tito Couture
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve Hoping For A Spring Return

UFC heavyweight competitor Stefan Struve (25-6) revealed today on the MMA Hour that he hopes to return to fighting later this year and is targeting a spring return.The twenty-five year old has recently been out of action after being diagnosed with a heart condition back in August. Struve had been suffering from a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart.Struve revealed today...
Via MMAInsider
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Stefan Struve Is Back Sparring!

After heavyweight fighter Stefan Struve found out he had a rip in his heart that would likely be career ending he has now been cleared by doctor’s to begin sparring again. Not sure if Stefan will be able to make it back into the octagon but this certainly seems to be a good first step towards the comeback he, and all in the fight community are hoping for. Stefan’s tweets show...
Via Tito Couture
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC’s Stefan Struve Gets Good News on Enlarged Heart

In August, UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (pictured) revealed a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart had put his fighting career in jeopardy. Despite the bleak prognosis, the 25-year-old remained hellbent on returning to the Octagon. Early Wednesday morning, Struve said his condition has gotten better and he’s been authorized to resume training on a monitored basis. “So...
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC HW Stefan Struve Out Indefinitely with Enlarged Heart

The follow statement was issued by UFC Heavyweight Stefan Struve’s manager Lex McMahon about Struve’s Enlarged Heart and Immediate Future “Stefan Struve has recently been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart and was hospitalized for a week to undergo testing to determine the best course of treatment. The doctors found that Stefan […]
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Struve out with heart condition

When we last saw UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve, he was knocked out by a jaw-shattering Mark Hunt left hook in March, a defeat that halted his four-fight win streak and put him on the shelf to recover. That injury has healed, but unfortunately, Struve's return to the octagon is still on an indefinite hold due to health concerns. During recent medical exams, the 7-foot Dutchman...
Via Fox Sports
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC Heavyweight Stefan Struve’s Fighting Career Put On Hold

The career of UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is in jeopardy. A report on Tuesday’s, “UFC Tonight” stated that Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. Struve’s management team sent a statement to explaining Struve’s situation, which includes Struve’s desire to return to the UFC and fight again: Stefan Struve has recently...
Via Between The Ropes
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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